After combing through a few mountains of data/posts and watching an absurd amount of video, I am still unclear on which LED to use for my grow.
So I decided to run a test! Good old fashioned side by side(x5). Currently looking at running these lights:
HLG 550 V2
2 x ES 300s
Along with a 1000W HPS as a “Control.”
All will be in their own 4x4 Tents, growing identical genetics in identical conditions. close to as possible
I am really looking to compare the yield and terpene production, so I will have each result tested by a lab as if it was going onto the shelf.
Efficiency is also key to large scale commercial production so every tent will be monitored for electrical consumption, this will be a lesser factor in my test simply because the room the tents will be in is climate controlled so HVAC costs cannot be factored in as well.
Purpose of the post is to ask for input! Anything and everything you can think of I may be missing or something I could easily add.